Medicare scams are quite common in health sector in US. Crooks are using every possible technique to steal precious data of customers who enrol for medical programs. These crooks often pose as employees of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is the federal agency in United States which controls and operates the Medicare program.
These scammers tell the medical beneficiaries that they require the users Social Security number, bank account details and any other personal information. This they say is needed for issuing of new Medicare card.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its part has issued an advisory and calls for users to adopt a cautious approach. It points out that CMS never uses these details of users and has asked people to reply in negative if they receive any such calls.
Crooks have been using the loopholes in the medical system to their advantage. They often confuse people on Medicare open enrolment and open enrolment for state health insurance marketplaces. Both of these have been created by Affordable Care Act and users get confused in the nomenclature.
The crooks take advantage of this shortcoming and have been stealing precious data of the users. The people in turn might end up losing their valuable possessions as these crooks can hack the bank accounts, once they have all the details of the users.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has called upon people to remain cautious; especially during the Medicare open enrolment.